The Use of StudyTXT as a form of mobile learning in an accounting decision-making course

Nicholas C. McGuigan, Sidney Weil

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This paper describes the implementation of a mobile learning teaching resource - StudyTXT – in an introductory accounting decision-making course. The paper explains the philosophy of the course and how the educational rationale underlying the use of StudyTXT might facilitate the attainment of the course objectives. The paper further illustrates how StudyTXT is developed, implemented and used in the course, with references to appropriate literature. A questionnaire-based evaluation of StudyTXT by students reports on their perceptions about the impact of the teaching resource, as well as about the factors that either encouraged students to, or discouraged them from, using StudyTXT. The paper concludes with suggestions for the further utilisation of the resource.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-300
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright Common Ground and The Author/s. Article originally published in International journal of learning, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 281-300. This version archived on behalf of the author/s and is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission must be sought from the publisher to republish or reproduce or for any other purpose.


  • mobile learning
  • text messaging
  • student perceptions
  • distance education


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